China wants 'BRICS plus' to include 'friendly' countries, plan might hurt India's interests

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China wants 'BRICS plus' to include 'friendly' countries, plan might hurt India's interests

Saibal Dasgupta| TNN | Updated: Mar 9, 2017
  • China eager to include 'friendly' nations in 'BRICS plus,' an expansion of the current set up
  • Pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico might be asked to join, analysts feel
  • Move might result in dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi
BEIJING: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has come up with the idea of extending the remit of BRICS by inviting other developing countries under a new banner, BRICS Plus.

Addressing his annual press conference on Wednesday on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, the Chinese parliament, Wang said China would "explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries".

"We hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation," he said. China, which is the rotating president of BRICS this year, will host the next summit in September.

Analysts said China is trying to expand its influence by inviting its allies, and the move might result in the dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS. The club has five countries-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

"India would be the worst affected among BRICS partners. After expansion, the organization would lose its focus and coherence on development issues and become more like a political platform for China," Mohan Malik, professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at Honolulu in US, told TNN.

China may invite pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico to join, Malik said. China may be trying to turn BRICS into a China centric organization along the lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, he said.

"At the 2016 BRICS summit in Goa, Beijing was successful in thwarting India's attempts to isolate and condemn its ally Pakistan over cross-border terrorism," Malik pointed out. "The BRICS Plus concept would nip in the bud any future attempts at isolating China and its friends," he said.

The Chinese foreign minister said China's goal is to strengthen the BRICS partnership. It planned to introduce a system of stand-alone meeting of foreign ministers, hold sports and cultural events among BRICS countries.

"As President Xi put it, BRICS are like five fingers each with their own strength but when we come together we are a fist that can punch. When we stay united we won't lose lustre but will shine more brightly," he said.

The premier said that, "BRICS countries represent emerging economies," he said. "Over the years, their fortunes may have risen or fallen, and each faces challenges."

Analysts said China might find it difficult to obtain India's approval to the idea of BRICS Plus.

"India surely will not be interested in expansion at this time," Swaran Singh, professor at at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University told TNN. "BRICS will be focussed on consolidating at this time," he said pointing to political instability in Brazil, economic slowdown in South Africa, and difficult relationship between India and China. Singh said India would avoid taking any decisive political positions because it is still analyzing the Donald Trump presidency in the U.S.

One of China's goals is to extend the One Belt One Road to countries like India which has been reluctant to participate enthusiastically. Beijing is holding a forum on the Silk Road program in May.

"With protectionism and unilateralism on the rise, the Belt and Road will find common cause where all countries roll up their sleeves and pitch in together. We will help rebalance globalisation," Wang said.


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pakistan only going to put stones in the path forward ...
why don't china make another group minus india plus pakistan to fill the obligatipns of a friendly nation..
 

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China wants 'BRICS plus' to include 'friendly' countries, plan might hurt India's interests

Saibal Dasgupta| TNN | Updated: Mar 9, 2017
  • China eager to include 'friendly' nations in 'BRICS plus,' an expansion of the current set up
  • Pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico might be asked to join, analysts feel
  • Move might result in dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi
BEIJING: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has come up with the idea of extending the remit of BRICS by inviting other developing countries under a new banner, BRICS Plus.

Addressing his annual press conference on Wednesday on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, the Chinese parliament, Wang said China would "explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries".

"We hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation," he said. China, which is the rotating president of BRICS this year, will host the next summit in September.

Analysts said China is trying to expand its influence by inviting its allies, and the move might result in the dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS. The club has five countries-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

"India would be the worst affected among BRICS partners. After expansion, the organization would lose its focus and coherence on development issues and become more like a political platform for China," Mohan Malik, professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at Honolulu in US, told TNN.

China may invite pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico to join, Malik said. China may be trying to turn BRICS into a China centric organization along the lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, he said.

"At the 2016 BRICS summit in Goa, Beijing was successful in thwarting India's attempts to isolate and condemn its ally Pakistan over cross-border terrorism," Malik pointed out. "The BRICS Plus concept would nip in the bud any future attempts at isolating China and its friends," he said.

The Chinese foreign minister said China's goal is to strengthen the BRICS partnership. It planned to introduce a system of stand-alone meeting of foreign ministers, hold sports and cultural events among BRICS countries.

"As President Xi put it, BRICS are like five fingers each with their own strength but when we come together we are a fist that can punch. When we stay united we won't lose lustre but will shine more brightly," he said.

The premier said that, "BRICS countries represent emerging economies," he said. "Over the years, their fortunes may have risen or fallen, and each faces challenges."

Analysts said China might find it difficult to obtain India's approval to the idea of BRICS Plus.

"India surely will not be interested in expansion at this time," Swaran Singh, professor at at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University told TNN. "BRICS will be focussed on consolidating at this time," he said pointing to political instability in Brazil, economic slowdown in South Africa, and difficult relationship between India and China. Singh said India would avoid taking any decisive political positions because it is still analyzing the Donald Trump presidency in the U.S.

One of China's goals is to extend the One Belt One Road to countries like India which has been reluctant to participate enthusiastically. Beijing is holding a forum on the Silk Road program in May.

"With protectionism and unilateralism on the rise, the Belt and Road will find common cause where all countries roll up their sleeves and pitch in together. We will help rebalance globalisation," Wang said.


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Brick was made for emerging big economies who are just behind Developed countries and has a n economy size of 2+ tr USD. Now if anybody qualifies for this, they can join but simply to involve others criterion can be changed. This seems as stupid as china was seeking a membership in SAARC some time ago.
 

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Brick was made for emerging big economies who are just behind Developed countries and has a n economy size of 2+ tr USD. Now if anybody qualifies for this, they can join but simply to involve others criterion can be changed. This seems as stupid as china was seeking a membership in SAARC some time ago.
The geopolitical climate around the globe is changing and its changing fast. Political clout has once again the priority over economic clout hence China is politicizing the BRICS.
There are no economic gains for countries like Pakistan or Srilanka by joining the BRICS.
 
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China wants 'BRICS plus' to include 'friendly' countries, plan might hurt India's interests

Saibal Dasgupta| TNN | Updated: Mar 9, 2017
  • China eager to include 'friendly' nations in 'BRICS plus,' an expansion of the current set up
  • Pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico might be asked to join, analysts feel
  • Move might result in dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi
BEIJING: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has come up with the idea of extending the remit of BRICS by inviting other developing countries under a new banner, BRICS Plus.

Addressing his annual press conference on Wednesday on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, the Chinese parliament, Wang said China would "explore modalities for BRICS-plus, to hold outreach dialogues with other major developing countries".

"We hope to establish extensive partnerships and widen our circle of friends to turn it into the most impactful platform for South-South cooperation," he said. China, which is the rotating president of BRICS this year, will host the next summit in September.

Analysts said China is trying to expand its influence by inviting its allies, and the move might result in the dilution of role played by India and other countries in BRICS. The club has five countries-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

"India would be the worst affected among BRICS partners. After expansion, the organization would lose its focus and coherence on development issues and become more like a political platform for China," Mohan Malik, professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at Honolulu in US, told TNN.

China may invite pro-Beijing countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mexico to join, Malik said. China may be trying to turn BRICS into a China centric organization along the lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, he said.

"At the 2016 BRICS summit in Goa, Beijing was successful in thwarting India's attempts to isolate and condemn its ally Pakistan over cross-border terrorism," Malik pointed out. "The BRICS Plus concept would nip in the bud any future attempts at isolating China and its friends," he said.

The Chinese foreign minister said China's goal is to strengthen the BRICS partnership. It planned to introduce a system of stand-alone meeting of foreign ministers, hold sports and cultural events among BRICS countries.

"As President Xi put it, BRICS are like five fingers each with their own strength but when we come together we are a fist that can punch. When we stay united we won't lose lustre but will shine more brightly," he said.

The premier said that, "BRICS countries represent emerging economies," he said. "Over the years, their fortunes may have risen or fallen, and each faces challenges."

Analysts said China might find it difficult to obtain India's approval to the idea of BRICS Plus.

"India surely will not be interested in expansion at this time," Swaran Singh, professor at at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University told TNN. "BRICS will be focussed on consolidating at this time," he said pointing to political instability in Brazil, economic slowdown in South Africa, and difficult relationship between India and China. Singh said India would avoid taking any decisive political positions because it is still analyzing the Donald Trump presidency in the U.S.

One of China's goals is to extend the One Belt One Road to countries like India which has been reluctant to participate enthusiastically. Beijing is holding a forum on the Silk Road program in May.

"With protectionism and unilateralism on the rise, the Belt and Road will find common cause where all countries roll up their sleeves and pitch in together. We will help rebalance globalisation," Wang said.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...urt-indias-interests/articleshow/57542116.cms
  • Negative Point: BRICS (actually, BRIC, South Africa is non existent in global issues) are largest & fastest growing developing economies with high foreign reserves to lend loans to end the monopoly of western countries & IMF in world. Those friendly countries are mostly beneficiaries of foreign financing, could they fund? No.. This is like saying India wants to include Syria, Seychelles, Bhutan & Mauritius in East Asia Summit. It will be a lame organization if really included such friends.
  • Positive Point: Forces those "friends" to give MFN & transit route to Indian Economic Corridors. Can sky rocket our exports.:biggrin2:
 
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Just to show the Chinks their real place, India should nominate countries like South Korea, Japan, Philippines & Vietnam. And to make them pity, we should also nominate Taiwan. :biggrin2:
We should Nominate Vietnam I mean Both India and Russia would be Happy
Honestly saying Taiwan is a developed and isn't even a recognized nation.
Vietnam? Doing nice but not now, they are yet to be there.

Bangladesh? More likely than than Vietnam. When Pakistan and Vietnam are recipients of aid, Bangladesh is also an aid donor like Brazil, China & India (to a small extent though). It has reasonable foreign reserves & exports (at least compared to size of economy but it still needs years to be there).

Second thing, without China's consensus we can't add a new member, nor China can without other members. Plus you need reasons for nominating them.

Turkey & Indonesia etc. are more likely when comes to reasoning.
 

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India should bail.
And take BRA and RSA with us. Concentrate on ibsa or something.

Russia ain't gonna bail.
After we (B,I,S) have exited, they (R,C) can add pak, iran, and SL.
The new name will be perfect: PRICS, goes hand-in-hand (no pun :rolleyes: ) with their org RANDI

Also we should get out of SCO.
 
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Lol porkistan is worse than most 3rd world countries , their gdp is less than south Africa.

How about they pick from Taiwan ,south Korea , Vietnam & Israel
 

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